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  1. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    My brother just got a new mini from CDNN. The serial number starts with 580. My neighbor bought a new mini a month befor that with a serial number that starts with 581. Excuse my ignorance, but does the 580 indicate an older model, and if it does what is the difference?:unsure::unsure:
  2. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    As I've posted here, I recently picked up a 581 Series Mini-14 and am pleased with it. I started thinking thatI have a couple of Yugo SKS's laying around here that I never shoot. It occurred to me that I could sell them to finance a Mini-30. Do the Nini-30's exhibit the same problems and the...
  3. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    are there any design changes between the two series runs? i just got a 580-87XXX tactical model. it has the tapered heavy barrel, flash hider and new type rear adjustable sight. according to the label on the box it was manufactured in october of 2009, if that makes any difference. thanks.
  4. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    Gentlemen, I am new to the world of Mini-14s, just purchased my 581 all-weather .223 a week ago. I have been looking into scout rails and I am wondering what a good one to get is. Does anyone have a Amega rail on their Mini-14? This one is the nicest looking one and I like the ability to mount...
  5. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    This past December I purchased a brand new 581 series Mini-14 Tactical (blued/synthetic stock). This is my first semi-auto rifle. I have a few semi-auto pistols and everything else is a bolt rifle or pump shotgun. After a long winter, crappy weather on days off, etc, I finally made it to the...
  6. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    Hi everyone and thanks in advance for any help or advice! My blue/wood stock 581 series is currently set up with a 9-13" swivel mount bipod on a screw in stud on the forearm, Winchester quick adjust sling on Uncle Mikes swivels, and a Simmons Pro-Diamond 4x32 optic. Frankly, the scope leaves...
  7. Tips and Tricks
    i bought a new mini 14 all weather 581 series i have 2 10 round mags and a 5 round mag all ruger. i cant shoot a full mag without 1 or 2 failure to loads i called ruger and they told me to try a heavier grain bullet.i can understand an ocational jam with bad ammo but should'nt a mini shoot any...
  8. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    Last week I bought a new 581 series mini-14 ranch rifle (wooden stock). Yesterday I went to the range and put around 30 rounds through it. It performed flawlessly and I shot 3.5" groups at 50 yrds using the iron sights. Last night I installed the ultimak rail and a Bushnel Holosight. This...
  9. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    This is a few pictures of my new 581+ series SS Mini 14, I've had it for about 2 months and decided to see if I could fit it into an older 184+ series all wooden stock with the wooden handguard, It only took a small amount of careful chisel work to remove about a 1/4" X 1/8" X 2" strip from...
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